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SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
October 17, 2020  | By David Bianculli

TCM, 8:00 p.m. ET

 
And speaking of things to recommend and watch that bring joy… Here’s another TCM showing of the 1952 movie musical classic, starring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds. TCM shows this movie a lot, and why not? It’s great. And Reynolds, who was cast in this movie and filmed it when she was just 19 years old, turned 20 only 10 days before Singin’ in the Rain premiered in 1952. Her first starring performance is fabulous – but so is just about every performance in this movie musical, without exception. And while the three leads – Kelly, Reynolds and Donald O’Connor – always get duly praised for their work here, pay attention, in particular, to the key supporting contributions by Jean Hagen (as a pampered silent movie star) and Cyd Charisse (as a slinky silent dancer in an extended musical sequence, pictured with Kelly).
 
 
 
 
 
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